~ Vivat Crescat Floreat ~
This is a Latin phrase seen on most German steins associated with student organizations and given as a gift from one classmate to another at the end of a semester or upon graduation. The first letter of each word in the phrase, "V C F",  are incorporated into the Zirkel (circle - the script seen in the center of the emblem which is the signature of the student organization). Under the emblem is the dedication of student "H. Binroth to his dear friend & classmate R. Arnecke". The stein is ca. 1900.
Vivat Crescat Floreat Live Grow Flourish
Translation: Roy De Selms
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